Amenability to grafting of a new oil tree crop for Africa: Allanblackia floribunda uri icon

abstract

  • Allanblackia (Clusiaceae) is dioecious. Nine species of Allanblackia are indigenous to the African tropics of which three (A. stuhlmannii, A floribundaand A. parviflora) have known mportance in food (margarine) and cosmetic (soap and detergent) industries.The oil from the seeds containing 52â?�58%stearic acid and 39â?�45% olei acid requires less chemical processing compared to otheroils. The fatty acid profile of the oil has been reported to lower plasma cholesterol levels and thereby reduce the risk of heart attacks besides other uses

publication date

  • 2010